I’m a new T1 D, and lucky me I’m starting to get a cold. Runny, stuffy nose, scratchy throat. No sign of a fever yet but I’m keeping an eye out. It started yesterday and so far my BGs have been in my normal range, nothing that would cause me alarm. I am in close contact with my endo though she’s six hours away on Long Island while I’m up in Plattsburgh (New York) and there’s literally a hospital right down the road from my school, so if worse came to worse, I’d be alright.
Anyway, I guess what I want to ask is: What do you do when you’re diabetic and have a cold? I have a book that has a chapter in it about sick days, but most of it focuses on if you have a stomach virus or a stomach ache (which I don’t). I know you have to be cautious about that because it could lead to DKA, which I know all about since that’s what landed me in the hospital and lead to my Dx in the first place.
But yeah, so when you have a cold, besides keeping in contact with your doctor and monitoring BGs more closely, what else do you do? Any remedies that you use or steps that you take to make the cold go away as quickly as possible? Anything I should look out for that would cause alarm?